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Common Name
Hard Fescue
Festuca ovina duriuscula

Granite hard fescue excels. Droughty soils, summer heat, winter cold, low fertility, shade, and low maintenance are not obstacles to Granite's ability to perform. Granite hard fescue, in combination with chewings fescue and sheep's fescue, makes an excellent low/ no maintenance turf for slopes. In mixes with perennial ryegrass and kentucky bluegrass, Granite provides excellent performance in shade and high quality lawns. Granite is an excellent choice for parks, roadsides, slopes, heavy golf roughs and other areas that get less maintenance. Granite has excellent turf quality under extreme conditions. 


  • Good drought tolerance 
  • Dark green color 
  • Dense fine-leaved turf 
  • Excellent for low maintenance 
  • Performs well in shade


  • Seeding Rates 

    Home lawns: 8-10 lbs./ 1000 sq. ft. 

     Parks, roughs, roadsides, slopes: 250 lbs./ acre  

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